Great when it works 3/5
I like it a lot more than the actual Apple remote but it sometimes flakes out and won't find the Apple TV. Restarting router seems to fix this but I don't know why that should be necessary. Now there is an Apple TV remote function in the Control Center, but it gets stuck looking for my Apple TV despite the Apple TV Remote app itself easily finding and controlling it. Seems it only works with fourth generation and newer Apple TVs, which strikes me as silly.
I love it! 5/5
I have no complaints. Very useful.
Works for us functionally. 4/5
No problems. Works as expected... EXCEPT We had to turn off notifications for it because it would not leave us alone for keyboard input for some reason... in the middle of the work day.
Volume control please 4/5
only one complaint with the app it dosent let you change the volume of the tv like the physical remote does
Works well, but.... 4/5
It doesn't do exactly what it says it does. Volume control from your phone does not adjust the volume of the TV (2nd best feature of the Siri remote). However, perfect for when your kids lose the Siri remote and you want to avoid the frustration of tearing the room apart. Perhaps later versions of Apple TV will incorporate a "find my remote" feature.
Need more 5/5
Ok. Glitchy with new update. No microphone and keyboard text entry randomly pops up?
Works perfect , easy to use , but I never lose my tv remote so until they add other features Im not sure what else I would need it for.
Super annoying bug 3/5
I loved the app until this most recent update. Now whenever I pull up my app, it immediately opens the keyboard. To do anything I have to close out of the keyboard first. Please fix.
Keyboard needed 3/5
By Junk o meter
Either I don’t see it or this app doesn’t have a keyboard option. Otherwise the very basic interface works.
Garbage like all the remotes 1/5
Worked great for two days and now it doesn't and says I need to make sure the remote and Apple TV are on same wifi. There is only one wifi morons you just have a crap product. You get one star because at least I didn't have to pay for this garbage.
Now it doesn't work 1/5
Seldom finds the box 1/5
Seems I have to reboot or unplug and replug the Apple TV box in order for this app to find it. Most of the time you open the app and it says your Apple TV must be turned off since it can’t find it. Absolutely pointless app.
Works perfectly 5/5
My remotes battery died late in the evening and this app got me going again. Thanks!
I do not see why people give this low ratings. Too lazy to get the remote? Pull out your phone and use the app. It’s that easy. Never had any issues on neither of my Apple TVs.does the job.
Keyboard bug 2/5
Ever since updating to iOS 11, the app keeps popping up the keyboard input on my phone even though I’m not even using it. Hopefully they fix it soon because it’s pretty annoying.
Works great for me! 5/5
Works great for me, as does all the products I use and I use a bunch!
5 Stars 5/5
Not sure why everyone is giving this app a bad rating. The app works flawlessly on all my apple products (iphone 6, ipad pro, ipad 3 and ipad mini) I prefer to use this over the included remote especially when I am searching for a movie it’s so much easier to use the keyboard to type. The only feature that would make this better is if they were to include volume control, other than that it’s awesome!
awesome app 5/5
i love this app no complain’s here.
Remote stopped connecting 1/5
Even though everything is properly set up as far as internet connection and so forth, since I updated to IOS 11 and also updated the Apple TV to its latest update, the app stopped recognizing my Apple TV. Apple please fix this
Feature Request 4/5
By Firefly IW
First off, the app is amazing and the Control Center widget in iOS 11 is a straight up lifesaver. Thank you!
I have a request however. I control the volume on my receiver via the Siri Remote’s volume controls via the Apple TV’s HDMI connection. Seems to me that, due to not needing IR, the phone app and widget should be able to do that as well. If that capability could be included that take this from amazing to exceptional. Just a thought,
Was 5 stars... not anymore 2/5
Used to be handy (when it connected to Apple TV). After the most recent update, remote app no longer had my Apple TV in memory. Tried to add my Apple TV but was shown it wasn't in network and told to make sure my phone and Apple TV were on the same wi-fi network (they are). Don't know why this happens. It used to happen before update, but very seldom. This is pretty annoying.
Always works great 5/5
Saves so much time to use the keyboard on my phone to search for things like YouTube videos on Apple TV. I can also use the touchpad on my iPhone screen to navigate super fast. I’ve had this app for probably 8 months and it always works as long as I’m on the same WiFi network as my Apple TV.
It’s replaced in iOS 11. 5/5
By The Dru Tribe Initiative
This app has served me well, but all good things must come to an end. It’s deprecated in iOS 11 as a Control Center addon, and the CC addon works beautifully
Fine but... 3/5
Works fine. Can use if the regular remote is hidden. But lately I was getting keyboard entry popups over and over and over. And Apple TV wasn't even on! I turned off all notifications and that seemed to help
Doesn’t work 1/5
Both iOS 11 widget and app don’t even see my 3rd gen Apple TV. Won’t connect what so ever. Using same WiFi, home sharing on... nothin.
Terrible app 1/5
I’ve done every option of troubleshooting advised by Apple - on the same WiFi, made sure everything is updated (app, phone and Apple TV), and even uninstalled and reinstalled the app, and the app STILL won’t find my Apple TV so I can connect. It was working perfectly before, and just now it won’t connect ever again! Such a frustrating waste of time.
Just amazing 5/5
I’m surprised to see so many bad reviews. This app has been a life saver when I can’t find my Apple TV remote. I love how it automatically pulls up the key board when I need to type something. It runs very smoothly also. I’ve never had a bad experience with this app. The only thing I can possibly ask for is to be able to control my TV volume like the actual remote
Apple TV Remote 4/5
By John Menzies
A very convenient app, except you cannot change the volume‼️
Volume is one of the most important factors when enjoying entertainment on your Television.
Please add a feature for this‼️ 😬
I’ve never encountered any issue at all. Perfectly flawless app and does exactly what It is. It’s an exact replica of the hardware remote right on my phone. Really useful and just another touch to keep me coming back to Apple!
Won't recognize Apple TV 1/5
Stopped recognizing my Apple Tv
I like it! The pop-up keyboard is a time saver!! The app is simple and works just like the physical controller.
Does not connect to Apple Tv 1/5
By December Drift
Does not connect to Apple Tv 4th Gen
Works well when you lose the remote 5/5
Replicates all of the functionality of the Siri Remote that comes with your AppleTV. Easy to use and free. Can’t really complain!
It has a Menu button 1/5
Whats up, Apple? Where is the education to go with your technology?
I see a big round button with the word MENU. I see pause/play.
How am I supposed to navigate through the Apple TV menus?
I have to use my regular remote to scroll down the screen and select the Apple TV app like PBS. Then launch it and scroll to find the correct program. Only after I have the program up can I use this remote control to start/stop or go back to the Main Menu.
Something just doesn't make sense. I guess I will search for a YOUTUBE video since I cant find anything in Apple Support tp explain it.
No longer works 1/5
By Frustrated Breather
App suddenly quit recognizing my Apple TV. Yes I'm on the same network. Yes I've updated iOS. All I can guess is that they've quit supporting older Apple TVs, which is par for the course with this company.
Update; works sometimes, not often. Granted the TV itself shuts off randomly while watching something. A problem this dirtbag company is aware of but their solution is for you to buy a new Apple TV so they don't have to expend resources resolving the issue. How dare you expect their product to last more than two years.
Still broken after 1.0.2 1/5
I can't believe this app hasn't been fixed yet. It's still broken and won't connect to my Apple tv4. I save my ipas so I downgraded and 1.0.2 works just fine. Whatever QA and whoever programmed the 1.1 updates should be fired.
Won't connect 1/5
Will no longer connect to Apple TV even though we are on the same network. Please update and fix bug !
Doesn't work 2/5
Constantly unable to recognize my Apple TV and won't stay connected to it, while every other device can find it via Bluetooth. App is garbage, but I have to use it since the Apple TV's remote is a joke as well, replaced the battery and I can't scroll right anymore. Disappointed with Apple.
FIX THIS STUPID APP TO ACTUALLY WORK 1/5
I literally spend 10 minutes trying to always connect to it, it always says the Apple TV is never there but it's on n in the same wifi! I have to disconnect n connect to and diff wifi n then if that don't work I have to forget all networks and turn the Apple TV n then turn it on n then connect back to the Apple TV -.-
Use to work great 2/5
This app was great! Loved the option of not having to get the little remote out or if the remote got misplaced it was fine since we had the app. Thought the past couple of days the app doesn't connect. Tried deleting the app and reinstalling, no help.
No Volume button!! 👈 3/5
It should be easy to add support for Volume, no!? The actual physical remote has it but I guess the engineer did not bother implementing it. Please implement!!
By Ice bugs
This app is complete trash. It almost never connects and if it does it doesn't last long. Don't waste your time unless you are bored out of your mind and want to be aggravated. Unreal!
Add the volume 1/5
Needs the volume button
Needs a volume "button" 4/5
Good app. Helps a lot when you can't find the actual remote. However, it isn't good enough until it gets a volume "button"
Does not stay connect to Apple TV 2/5
My review is consistent with many others - For some reason the remote gets disconnected from Apple TV after a few minutes and only reconnects if you shut down your phone and restart. The app then reconnects and everything works great. Seems like an easy fix for the developers to figure out. Get it done already!!
I wish I could find a third party app 1/5
But this is apple. The company who, since Timmy the loser Cook took over has spend 100 percent of its time selling its products and focusing on how to improve their net worth. Instead of following Steve Jobs vision of redefining an industry and changing the world. This is the reason apple almost failed before and you're making the same mistake again. It's a real shame. No one is buying your selling techniques anymore, and the people are not as unintelligent as you believe they are. They will quickly start to realize that they are being sold the same product over and over and over and that no one at apple cares anymore about their products so much as their bottom lines. Ps Tim Cook is a Crook.
Doesn't work 1/5
It used to work. Then all of a sudden it stopped working. Cannot connect even though I can airplay to my Apple TV 4. It is now a waste of an app.
App cannot find Apple TV 1/5
App used to work, but now the app cannot find the Apple TV, even though they are in the same network.
Please fix it!!
Won't work anymore 1/5
My remote app worked flawlessly with my Apple TV for months, until the past two weeks it unpaired on its own and now will not recognize my Apple TV anymore. Please fix this.